The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to attend the Dignified Transfer for US Army (Retired, SGT First Class) Matthew Nyman, age 43. He will be transported from Denver International Airport to Horan and McConaty Funeral Home, 11150 East Dartmouth Avenue, Aurora, 80014. He will be arriving at DIA with an ETA of 7:04AM on Friday, February 12, 2021 and is expected to arrive at the Funeral Home by 8:15AM.
Matthew Nyman was an Army veteran and wounded warrior. He served in both Iraq and Afghanistan.
On Tuesday, February 2, 2021, he and two other climbers drove to the trailhead at Bear Mountain, near Chugiak, an area about twenty miles northeast of Anchorage. The last time anyone heard from them was around 10:30AM, that day. The climbers were due back at the trailhead around 5:00PM, Tuesday, and were reported overdue to the Alaska Rescue Coordination Center. On Wednesday morning, February 3rd, Troopers and the Alaska Mountain Rescue Group began to search the mountain. Searchers saw that an avalanche had happened and they found the men’s bodies buried in the slide.
Nyman was an experienced climber, his wife, Kris Crichton, told the Tribune News Service. An Army Ranger turned Delta Force operator, Nyman was severely injured in a 2005 helicopter crash. “He fought to be healed from the loss of a leg and no use of his other foot, in addition to a traumatic brain injury, to be able to walk again, climb mountains and work for the government to fight drug cartels in Mexico,” Crichton said Thursday. The couple was married in September, 2020.
Nyman had considered business school for years. The helicopter crash helped accelerate his thinking, according to a 2019. During a combat operation, he was a passenger in a helicopter landing atop a building in Iraq. The crash left him with severe injuries to his head, back, lungs, femur and a below-the-knee amputation of his right leg.
After fighting his way back to health and building a stellar career developing and launching threat-assessment centers in the military and public sector, he pivoted to the private sector.
Nyman was a dedicated father to his two sons and his stepson, Crichton said.
He also was featured in the 2012 documentary “High Ground”, which followed eleven veterans as they climbed the Himalayan Mount Lobuche.
7:30AM -Stage at Horan and McConaty in Aurora 7:45AM - Mission Briefing 8:00AM - Form Flag Line at the entrance to the Funeral Home
Please have a facial covering at the ready in the event six foot spacing is difficult to maintain.
Will an available Ride Captain please post.
I will be honored to attend and will bring Flags.
Jim Herstein firstname.lastname@example.org 303-518-8790
For those planning to participate in this Mission, please check flight departure and arrival details before you leave home. If the flight happens to be delayed, please adjust your arrival time accordingly.
United Airlines Flight #1959 from Anchorage to Denver
To the Nyman family. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. He was a true fighter and HERO.
R. I. P. Sir. Thank you for your service. You may stand down. Those you've left behind now have the watch.
In memory of PFC James Dunn
U. S. Army.
To the family and friends of Mr. Nyman please accept my sincere condolences. Thank you for your dedication and loyal service to the country. It will be my honor to stand for this US Army hero.
The family and friends of US Army Ranger/Delta Force Operator, Mr. Matthew Nyman have my deepest sympathy and condolences. So sorry for your loss. Thank You Sir, for your gallant service to out Country. RIP Warrior
I wish to send my sincere condolences and prayers to the family and friends of SFC Matthew Nyman a US Army Hero. I am grateful for the service that was provided us, in the past, so we can enjoy the freedoms we have today.
‘Can Do’ Bob Aholt
Southern Colorado Assistant State Captain
My sincere condolences to the family and friends of SFC Nyman. I will be honored to stand for this hero.
Please note the slight schedule adjustment. SFC Nyman will now be arriving at Horan and McConaty at 8:15AM rather than 8:00AM, as originally posted.
My sincere condolences and prayers go out to the friends and family of retired US Army Matthew Nyman. Thank you Sir for your service to our country. It will be my Honor to stand for this Hero.
Sincere appreciation for the US Army career of Matthew Nyman. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends during this very difficult time.
Prayers going up for the families and friends of Matthew Nyman. RLTW. Rest In Honored Peace Brother. He is truly a Hero.